Picture book lovers! We are counting down until our very exciting November party! ‘Food Glorious Food’!!


We will be celebrating everything ‘food themed’ in Picture Books with the super amazing Hazel Edwards. This talented Australian author is best known for the children’s literature classic ‘There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake’ series. She also writes for teenagers and adults and has published over 200 books across a range of genre’s and subjects.


In  2001, Hazel was awarded the Australian Antarctic Division Arts Fellowship. She travelled to Casey Station on the ‘Polar Bird’ ice-ship. This visit inspired a range of creative projects. These include the young adult eco-thriller ‘Antarctica’s Frozen Chosen’, the Picture Book ‘ Antarctic Dad’ and the memoir, ‘ Antarctic Writer on Ice’ Furthermore from this trip she was inspired to write classroom playscripts and literacy material.

Passionate about literacy and creativity, Hazel has mentored gifted children and proudly held the title of Reading Ambassdor for various organisations. She runs writing workshops and mentors inspiring writers online. Formerly a director  on the Committee of Management of the Australian Society of Authors, Hazel was awarded an OAM for Literature in 2013.

There is plenty more to read about Hazel! What an amazing accomplished author. I already have a huge list of questions to ask her at our chat!! . Check out her website for more info and some great resources.  Hazel can be also found on Facebook and Twitter. 


Here are the chat questions for Thursday night…so get your thinking caps on!!!

Q1. Share your favourite glorious ‘food’ themed picture book! (Show a pic!)

Q2. What is it about food in books that’s so entertaining?

Q3. What purpose does food play in books?

Q4. A foodie question! Which favourite food would you like to see in a Picture Book?!

There will also be plenty of time at the end to ask the amazing Hazel Edwards your questions !

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday night the 2nd of November at 8pm for another #Picbookbc Twitter chat!

If you haven’t joined one of our chats before and wondering how it works head on over to our Welcome to the #picbookbc Twitter chat post!

Also don’t forget Aussies, we are now on daylight savings time! Here is a reminder for the chat times around the country!



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